December 31, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.30.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  There were no changes from this morning’s preliminary ratings.

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

ESPN’s COLLEGE BOWL games were again in control of Tuesday cable, with games at 1.93/1.41/1.05.  MOONSHINERS (Discovery) was at a steady 0.83, and a 10PM MOONSHINERS special was at 0.52.  TLC’s THE LITTLE COUPLE leaped 0.29 to 0.74, with a lead-in special at 0.44.  GROUND FLOOR (TBS) jumped 0.17 to 0.73.  On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS increased 0.19 to 0.73, but lead-out GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE only climbed 0.04 to 0.37.  (In the network’s target demo of Women 18-34, REAL HOUSEWIVES  was the #1 show of the night at 1.08, while GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE ranked #46 at 0.57.)  2 episodes of NELLYVILLE on BET were at 0.54/0.48, both way up from last week’s 0.35.  INK MASTER (Spike) lost 0.12 to 0.38.  REAL WORLD (MTV) gained 0.08 to 0.36.  2 episodes of BENCHED on USA were at 0.29/0.24, in the same range as last week’s 0.34/0.23.  On VH1,  BYE FELICIA and SUAVE SAYS were at 0.13/0.11, down 0.05/0.02 from last week.  And in the ever-entertaining department of “What the hell are people watching on Adult Swim?”, the 4AM OFF THE AIR lost 0.06 from last week to 0.45–but that was still enough to make it the #11 show of the night.

Top 25 Cable TUE 30 Dec 2014

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.